Definitions for jerusalemdʒɪˈru sə ləm, -zə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Je•ru•sa•lemdʒɪˈru sə ləm, -zə-(n.)
an ancient holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims; divided between Israel and Jordan 1948–67; Jordanian sector annexed by Israel 1967; capital of Israel since 1950. 591,400.
Category: Geography (places)
Jerusalem, capital of Israel(noun)
capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel; it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
Ancient city of Palestine and the current capital of Israel; a holy city for Judaism (Temple of Solomon and the capital of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judeah), Christianity (Christu2019s crucifixion and resurrection), and Islam (Muhammadu2019s ascension to heaven).
Origin: From Ierusalem, Hierusalem, from Latin Hierosolyma, from Ἰερουσαλήμ, from ירושלים, from Western Semitic (attested in Ancient Egyptian), compound of Semitic *uru 'house, town' and *salim either 'peace' or 'Shalim, Canaanite goddess of twilight'.
the chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, though not internationally recognized as such, and one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern edge of the Dead Sea. It is Israel's largest city in both population and area, if East Jerusalem is included, with a population of 801,000 residents over an area of 125.1 km². Jerusalem is also a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BCE. In 1538, walls were built around Jerusalem under Suleiman the Magnificent. Today those walls define the Old City, which has been traditionally divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. The Old City became a World Heritage site in 1981, and is on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Modern Jerusalem has grown far beyond its boundaries.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the capital of Palestine, holy city of the Jews, belonged originally to the Jebusites, but was captured by David and made his capital; a strong place, built on four hills 2000 ft. above the Mediterranean, enclosed within walls and protected nearly all round by deep valleys and rising grounds beyond; it has been so often besieged, overthrown, and rebuilt that the present city stands on rubbish heaps, the ruins of ancient structures.
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